Steven B. Nygaard, age 73, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on June 5, 2022, at his home.
Steve was born on July 1, 1948, in Evanston, IL the son of Dorrance and Margaret (Bickham) Nygaard. He attended high school in Glenview, IL. Steve joined the United States Navy in 1965 as a Seabee. He then served 2 terms in Vietnam during the Vietnam War before he was honorably discharged in 1969.
Steve was united in marriage to Pamela Martin on April 18, 1987, in Plymouth, MN.
The couple returned to Gladstone in 1993 to be closer to family and to raise their daughter, Marissa.
Steve worked in the automotive industry for many years. He also worked in maintenance at the former MFC Bank in Escanaba.
He was a lifetime member of the VFW, VVA and DAV. He was also a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Escanaba where he was a former Deacon.
Steve was his daughter Marissa’s biggest fan; he was very involved with any extracurriculars that she was a part of, from Girl Scouts to cheerleading – Steve was always there celebrating and shouting her name in pride. He had a love for all things in life: his pets, getting together with friends, and listening to good music while relaxing. One thing about Steve is that he was a man of endless knowledge and trivia and was always the life of the party.
In addition to his loving wife Pam, Steve is survived by his daughter Marissa Nygaard, his honorary daughter Raeanna Tardiff, brother Harold (Nancy) Nygaard; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, honorary daughters, and honorary grandchildren.
In addition to his parents Dorrance and Margaret, Steve is preceded in death by his sister Margaret Klepek, and mother and father-in-law Clarence “Pepper” and Jeanette Martin.
Family will receive friends on Friday, June 10, 2022, from 3:00 until 6:00 pm at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Military Honors will be presented at 6:00 pm, followed by funeral services officiated by Sue Ray at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Luncheon to follow at American Legion in Gladstone.
The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Nygaard family.